Welcome Back Afterschool Art Week

Claire’s Creative Adventures is officially starting our after school arts enrichment classes this week!
Week 1 we’re diving right into Memories, Art AND Science!

Fall 2015 Art Adventures experimenting with science AND art!

closeup of a Summer Memory

Haven’t Heard about Art Adventures?

Our programs have nurtured and challenged thousands of children on the UES over the past 20+ years.
We know there are a lot of activities for your children and want to make Art Adventures on the top of their list!

CCA classes have a 3:1 teacher-student ratio, myriad material exploration, optional French, as well as lunch & art + after-school programs for Ages 2-14.

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We’re looking forward to many enriching activities this fall!

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I wish for.. the whole world to love Art and Painting and Drawing. #ArtsEdWeek

We’re celebrating National Arts in Education Week! Counting down the days until Claire’s Creative Adventures begins our after-school Fall Art program. #BecauseOfArtsEd growing up, we here @ CCA share our passion & love for ALL things ART to enrich & teach children. To build creative confidence, challenge & expand our minds and open the doors to beautiful diversity in every corner of life.

Why Art? “Because Earth without Art would just be Eh”

wishes from a 10yo, as seen @ The Color Factory

Happy Art-Making! And see you on the 1st day of class on Tuesday, 9/18!

 

COLOR COLOR COLOR with Ms. Claire, Ms. Jen & The Color Factory in NYC!

We can’t stop visiting art museums and galleries this summer! So much amazing and fun art to see in NYC. This week we attended opening night of the Color Factory.

Located in SoHo but originally started in San Francisco last summer, this team of innovators, artists, designers & non profits collaborated to create an amazing pop up celebration of color.
We just could not get enough of artists visual play on all things representative of color! A fantastic family trip to make with your children.

Learning all about the Color Wheel, mixing colors AND colors in French!

We sure are inspired by color for our Art Adventures programs & Museum Tours this FALL!

Check out Ms. Claire & Ms. Jen’s trip HERE! And on our Facebook, Twitter AND Instagram!

Summer Art Adventures with Giacometti @ The Guggenheim!

We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!

While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!

A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!

FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!

We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!

Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.

Take this Museum Trip with Us!

or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!

Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)

 

Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)

 

 

Upcoming2–3 years / Mini-Art Adventures / Wednesdays 11:45-12:30pm


(45 min.) Age group: 2–3 years with Adult. (Min. 3/ Max 6)

The Curriculum is responsive to the developmental needs of each age group, carefully tailored and ever changing to suit the children’s interests.  Instead of rushing  children through activities, they are given ample opportunity to be active collaborators in the design of their class. Using a wide range of interesting art materials such as clay, wire, eyedroppers, diverse painting tools and techniques (to name a few) children explore, identify and reinforce language, colors, shapes, numbers while practicing motor skills and appropriate art language in a fun and nurturing environment. Adults engage in this class while learning techniques to foster the joy of learning art as well as age appopriate art language.  Each class begins with our unique group “sticky mural” decoration, with thematic items changing each week. Song and storytelling are included in this comprehensive class.  Through all of our activities, our goal is to promote confidence through choice-making as well as the freedom of self-expression while applauding and encouraging each stage of development.

Class size is limited to 12 participants/ 6 children.

*Pickup or drop-off is available for All Souls School/Church programs only.

5% Discount for All Souls School Children & Siblings!

Click “Pre-Register” to enroll, or to inquire about a class!  (Curriculum builds each class.)

(16 weeks) 9/19, 26    10/3,10,17, 24, 31   11/7, 14 (Off 21), 28    12/5,12, 19 (Off 12/26, 1/2)    1/9,16,23

Looking to cool down this Summer?

…See AND make Art! If you’re melting in NYC, make sure to stay “cool” and visit The Guggenheim Museum to see the Giacometti exhibit! Open all summer. Sculpture is one of our forte at Art Adventures. And Alberto Giacometti is a great influence on our projects!

Check out the Guggenheim this summer and Art Adventures for classes this Fall and Museum Tours!

Class Descriptions

Giacometti

Giacometti inspired plaster wrap and wire sculptures! (Click image to see more art we create- inspired by modern, contemporary & multicultural artists @ Art Adventures throughout the year)

 

JUNE SUMMER CAMP 2018 Week 1 Highlights

Tres Bien Week 1 June Art Campers!

CHECK OUT OUR PROJECTS HERE(click to view)

Or ALL the Creative Camp fun HERE. (click to view)

Be sure to REGISTER here for Our LAST WEEK OF JUNE ART CAMP:- June 25th-29th AM or PM Camps (9:30-12:30am / 1:30-3:30pm)

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Byzantine Geometric Mosaics in the Arabic Wing @ The Met!

We had a BLAST learning about art history, contemporary artists & even NYC history for this week!

Robert Rauschenberg inspired Combines!

Daily painting, storytelling through collaging, creating art with found objects & other mixed media and even directing, producing AND animating a short stop-motion film, was all in our mix for the week! So PROUD.

Mondrian Color Mixing City Grids and Color Wheels in French

New Friends with Turner Mood Paintings with Greys and Warm Color Underpaintings

 

Don’t Forget!

…to check out one of the many contemporary artists who has inspired us here at CCA: Rachel Whiteread at the Luhring Augustine Galleries!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread Inspired work by our Art Adventurers!

Rachel Whiteread's "Embarkment" at Tate Modern

Rachel Whiteread’s “Embarkment” at Tate Modern

This is the final week with the show closing this weekend: December 19th in Chelsea and the 20th in Bushwick Click HERE for details and happy Art Adventures!

This Friday 3:45pm: Children Can Experience Color & Mood w. Impressionists @ the Met w. Hands-On Projects!

Post Halloween blues?  This Friday from 3:45-5pm, kids can create Monet’s mood through color, Van Gogh’s swirling lines in metal and hide Rousseau’s animals in the jungle… In our Friday Met Children’s Tour, ages 6 and up.   Artists of all ages will love the projects and come home with a goodie bag…. full of art!  Not candy!  (Adults welcome to participate.)

Visit www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com/register

Van Gogh Embossing

Creating the Perfect Disguise at our Venetian Mask Party

At our Venetian Mask Party (great for all ages,) we adorned our own Venetian Masks with jewels, feathers, and so much more.

Take a peek at how we dazzle in our disguises!